Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 Performs Forensic Analysis of Chinese Mobile Phones, Enables Concurrent Acquisition of Multiple Devices

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Oxygen Software updates Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012, the company’s flagship mobile forensic tool, adding forensic support for Chinese-designed mobile phones based on the Mediatek chipset via an add-on. All latest Philips phones using the same chipset are also supported. The add-on is available to customers running all editions of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012, including the most affordable Standard edition. By analyzing Chinese-built models, Oxygen boosts the number of supported models to more than 3,500. Support for additional models will be included in the nearest future. In addition, the updated Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 enables concurrent acquisition of several phones connected to a PC. Concurrent acquisition greatly speeds up the process of extracting information from multiple devices. The new acquisition mode runs in background, allowing investigators to analyze data from previously acquired devices during the process.

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012

Chinese manufacturers already control the Asian market. Chinese-branded phones are quickly gaining popularity among mobile users throughout the world due to their low cost and competitive feature set

Forensic Analysis of Chinese Mobile Phones

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 offers forensic specialists an option to analyze the content of MTK (Mediatek) based cell phones. The majority of these devices are developed, designed, manufactured and branded in China. Chinese-branded phones occupy a major part of the Asian mobile market, and are on the rise in North American, European and international markets due to their low cost and a better value-for-money than offered by traditional manufacturers. On emerging markets, Chinese-branded phones dominate in the low-budget niche. North American and European wireless communication companies often give these low-cost devices away to new customers and prepaid users.

“Chinese manufacturers already control the Asian market. Chinese-branded phones are quickly gaining popularity among mobile users throughout the world due to their low cost and competitive feature set”, says Oleg Fedorov, Oxygen Software CEO. “The low end of the market is switching to inexpensive Chinese devices. Students, prepaid customers and youngsters will often use a low-end phone branded by their wireless company. These phones are usually rebranded Chinese models”.

Major wireless service providers have been selling or giving away rebranded Chinese phones for a long while, distributing millions of these devices to their prepaid customers.

Chinese Phones Add-On

With the addition of Mediatek-based phones, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 supports more mobile devices than ever. The MTK (Mediatek) chipset is used in most Chinese-branded cell phones. In addition, the same chipset empowers all recent Philips mobile phones. The new add-on extends the list of supported devices, boosting the number of models supported by Oxygen Forensic Suite to 3,500.

Concurrent Acquisition

The newly added concurrent acquisition mode greatly reduces the time waste, allowing forensic specialists to speed up the process of data acquisition by connecting multiple phones at the same time. Information from all connected devices can be transferred to the PC at the same time, thus reducing the wait. The acquisition process can run in background, allowing investigators to work with previously acquired information at the time of the concurrent transfer.

Pricing and Availability

The Chinese Phones add-on is available to all users of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012, including the users of the Standard edition for a fee. There are no recurring charges, yearly upgrade or maintenance fees.

About Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 helps investigators and forensic specialists access and analyze data from a variety of mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones, communicators, PDA and tablet PCs. Currently supporting more than 3,500 different models, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 covers the widest range of mobile devices compared to competition, and allows fully automated acquisition and analysis of supported devices.

The unique Timeline feature offers convenient, single-place access to all activities and movements performed by the user arranged by date and time. Investigators can track user location at every moment, build and map their historic routes, and clearly see all activities performed by the user at each location.

Another signature feature of Oxygen Forensic Suite allows investigators performing a global search on all devices ever analyzed with the toolkit. The global search quickly reveals any connections (e.g. common contacts, exchanged calls, texts or emails) between the phone owners.

Oxygen’s statistical analysis tools allow investigators discover social connections between the users of multiple mobile devices. Calls, text messages and Skype conversations are analyzed to produce charts and tables revealing the users’ closest circle at a glance.

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 guarantees zero-footprint operation, leaving no traces and making no modifications to the content of the devices, making it the tool of choice among government and law enforcement agencies, security services and forensic organizations in more than fifty countries.

About Oxygen Software

Founded in 2000, Oxygen Software offers the most advanced forensic data examination tools for smartphones and mobile devices. The company is dedicated in delivering the most universal forensic solution covering the widest range of mobile devices running Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iOS, and Android operating systems. As a result, Oxygen Forensic Suite receives great response at forensic conferences, exhibitions and trainings, and occupies a spot in the top of the list in relevant tests for extracting more data than competition.

More information about the company and its forensic solutions is available at http://www.oxygen-forensic.com

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